Synopsis: Bond is assigned to hunt down and eliminate Kraken, a radical anti-capitalist who has targeted Britain’s newly-upgraded nuclear arsenal.
Review: After botching a mission. Bond is assigned to babysit an arms dealer and simultaneously gather intellegence about their buyers. His mission is also to try and capture Kraken.
Dynamite continue to explore the world of James Bond with this new mini series by Andy Diggle.
This first issue sets out a story, which sees Bond botching a mission and then winding up in the doghouse when M assigns him to protect an arms dealer who has developed a new high end EMP weapon called Hammerhead.
The interaction between Bond and M in this comic put me in mind of some of the Roger Moore films insofar as Bond seemingly being aware of the arms dealer that he’s been assigned to protect, but only really aware of what is on the public record. Turns out that the arms company that Bond is assigned to protect has a hand in developing things for Q Branch.
The artwork by Luca Casalanguida maintains the visceral action that has been established in Dynamites main range of James Bond comics. In that it is all business and no over the top.
As opening issues go. This was pretty solid story telling. I’m sold enough on this to keep my eyes open for the next issue.